On-the-rise jam act Dopapod is currently on the road as part of an extensive spring tour that brings them to New England later this week. The band recently added a Grateful Dead cover to their repertoire but instead of basing their version on the original, Dopapod went with an arrangement created by Jazz Is Dead.
Jazz Is Dead kicked off their 1998 studio album Blue Light Rain with an inventive rendition of “Crazy Fingers” featuring Jimmy Herring simulating the lyrics on his guitar. This past Thursday night at the Rex in Pittsburgh, Dopapod unveiled a similar version of “Crazy Fingers” during the evening’s first set. Guitarist Rob Compa handled Herring’s part with aplomb throughout. The quartet showed “Crazy Fingers” wouldn’t be a one-and-done affair by performing the instrumental again two nights later at the TLA in Philadelphia.
Watch video of Dopapod’s second performance of “Crazy Fingers” captured by 215Music:
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